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  • Talking Ravens with Matt Lund of Baltimore Sports Report

    Talking Ravens with Matt Lund of Baltimore Sports Report
    The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. Each week, I hope to chat with one of them in a regular feature called Blogger on Blogger. This week, I exchanged emails with...
  • Ravens still optimistic that Jameel McClain could play this season

    Ravens still optimistic that Jameel McClain could play this season
    While weak-side linebacker Jameel McClain is likely to start the season on the physically unable-to perform list, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that “by no means” has the veteran been ruled out for the 2013 season.   McClain, who has...
  • Ravens give starters the night off in preseason finale

    Ravens give starters the night off in preseason finale
    ST. LOUIS — The Ravens’ starting offense and defense in the preseason finale against the St. Louis Rams on Thursday looked nothing like the units that will be on the field next week in the regular-season opener against the Denver Broncos....
  • More tough roster choices in 2014

    More tough roster choices in 2014
    The mass exodus from the Ravens roster after their Super Bowl victory was triggered by familiar culprits. The age of key veterans and a lack of salary cap space forced the Ravens into bargain-hunting mode as they overhauled a championship squad. A...
  • The red zone is currently an unknown for the Ravens

    The red zone is currently an unknown for the Ravens
    The Ravens wouldn’t be walking into Sports Authority Field at Mile High as the defending Super Bowl champions Thursday night had they not been dominant when it mattered in the most important 20 yards of the field. Last season, the Ravens had one...
  • Ravens defensive backs had 'a long night' in season-opening loss to Broncos

    Ravens defensive backs had 'a long night' in season-opening loss to Broncos
    Jimmy Smith called it a complete embarrassment. Michael Huff acknowledged that he needs to play way better. Corey Graham said it was probably one of the worst games that he's ever played in his life. The Ravens' season-opening 49-27 loss to the Denver...
  • Replacing Ray Lewis, Ravens' Daryl Smith focuses on 'finer points'

    Replacing Ray Lewis, Ravens' Daryl Smith focuses on 'finer points'
    Ravens middle linebacker Daryl Smith takes a rapid-fire inventory prior to every snap, diagnosing the offense's nuances, formations and personnel while barking out defensive signals. Tapping his feet with excess energy and pointing his fingers to make...
  • Ravens news, notes and opinions: Anquan Boldin, offensive line, Tandon Doss

    Ravens news, notes and opinions: Anquan Boldin, offensive line, Tandon Doss
    The local uproar surrounding Anquan Boldin’s performance against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday was both predictable and understandable. However, I’m not sure the attention is in the right place. The Ravens clearly used the money that they...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss to Denver

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss to Denver
    Broncos 49, Ravens 27 Strategy: During a blowout loss to the Broncos, offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell tried to get quarterback Joe Flacco into a rhythm with new targets, running the shotgun on 62 of 87 snaps while mixing in 24 no-huddle plays. A...
  • Another tight end, another challenge for the Ravens

    Another tight end, another challenge for the Ravens
    Before they lost track of towering Demaryius Thomas, before they let little Wes Welker wiggle out of their grasp, the Ravens last Thursday couldn’t keep track of Julius Thomas, a talented but unknown tight end before that night. Thomas, a former...
  • Ravens put the pressure on Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden

    Ravens put the pressure on Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden
    It seemed inevitable that Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden would end up crashing to the ground as the Ravens' defense relentlessly chased him around the pocket Sunday. Utilizing an extensive blitz package with two minutes remaining in the...
  • Running it back: Ravens' offensive identity, pass rush disrupts the Browns, Marlon Brown and more

    Running it back: Ravens' offensive identity, pass rush disrupts the Browns, Marlon Brown and more
    The Ravens are just two games into their grueling 16-game regular season, and while they are still trying to figure out what their identity will be on offense, it’s becoming pretty clear what they hope that identity will be. The Ravens have ran...